Jump to content

Legco 2021


2112
 Share

Recommended Posts

It's Paul by the way. Take it from me he certainly has an eye for detail. Stat-Man can knit fog. It's not detail types and committee men/women we need right now. We need people who'll get stuck in and tackle the big issues that we discuss on here every day. People with vision and a deep sense of what needs addressing, changing and fixing. That's not what they've voted in here. 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
  • Confused 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

It's Paul by the way. Take it from me he certainly has an eye for detail. Stat-Man can knit fog. It's not detail types and committee men/women we need right now. We need people who'll get stuck in and tackle the big issues that we discuss on here every day. People with vision and a deep sense of what needs addressing, changing and fixing. That's not what they've voted in here. 

Are you talking about an MHK or an MLC?  How is an MLC supposed to do what you say exactly?

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Roxanne said:

That’s some CV. At first I thought it was an inside job but that woman has skills. 

What on earth is a ‘sandwich’ year? 

When you spend a year of your degree working, for example at industry, or studying, for example at an overseas university. 

 

Edited by 747-400
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

59 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

It's not detail types and committee men/women we need right now. We need people who'll get stuck in and tackle the big issues that we discuss on here every day. People with vision and a deep sense of what needs addressing, changing and fixing. That's not what they've voted in here. 

Rubbish.  We've had endless people going on about 'big issues' and 'vision' and 'strategy' for decades now - and it's not exactly working is it?  Is there anyone who looks at the Isle of Man Government and says "What we really need is more bullshit rhetoric"?  When you have the attitude that details are for little people then you get on-going disasters like the Prom and the Airport.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

Rubbish.  We've had endless people going on about 'big issues' and 'vision' and 'strategy' for decades now - and it's not exactly working is it?  Is there anyone who looks at the Isle of Man Government and says "What we really need is more bullshit rhetoric"?  When you have the attitude that details are for little people then you get on-going disasters like the Prom and the Airport.

You say 'rubbish' then go on to make my point for me. It's exactly the disasters like the Prom and Dreamboat Annie's Airport that I want addressing, and all the other real issues that we highlight on here every day. I want people who get that, who have a deep understanding of the Island's politics, what needs fixing, are prepared to say so, and vote accordingly. I thought that was what I'd posted...

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Shake me up Judy said:

You say 'rubbish' then go on to make my point for me. It's exactly the disasters like the Prom and Dreamboat Annie's Airport that I want addressing, and all the other real issues that we highlight on here every day. I want people who get that, who have a deep understanding of the Island's politics, what needs fixing, are prepared to say so, and vote accordingly. I thought that was what I'd posted...

But a lot of those people need to be "detail types", so they can look at the details of civil service proposals and be able to assess whether they will work and whether what is requested is even necessary.  At the moment we have a culture where politicians feel obliged to accept whatever they are told.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyway we now got the full voting from yesterday's election:

Vote Results
Mr Craine 16
Mrs Kelsey 13
Mr Shimmins 11
Mrs Bentham 11
Mr Keenan 9
Mr Brown 5
Ms Coll 3
Number of spoilt papers 0

Chris Thomas was absent (with permission) from the session - which shows the strength of Craine's support as he was his proposer and presumably would have voted for him.

As ever voting seems to be more personal than political (even the two MLP MHKs didn't always vote the same way).  Of course MHKs could vote for as many (or few as they liked) and most actually voted for more than two candidates, even though there were only two places (Maltby voted for five).  Hooper voted for four (as did four others) none of whom were successful. 

Brown got the votes of the four Northern MHKs plus Ashford and no one else; Coll didn't even get the votes of her two supporters.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...